James J. Lindemann
Executive Vice President, Emerson
Business Leader, Commercial and Industrial Solutions
James J. (Jim) Lindemann is an Emerson executive vice president and oversees Emerson’s Commercial and Industrial Solutions businesses, which include EGS Electrical Group, Fusite, Hermetic Motors, Power Transmission Solutions and Therm-O-Disc. He also is an advisory director to Emerson’s board of directors.
Lindemann first joined Emerson’s motor business in 1977 as a technician and application engineer with its Hermetic Motor business. After taking a two-year break to complete his MBA degree, he rejoined Emerson in 1983 and held various marketing positions in Emerson’s Specialty Motor business. In 1992, Lindemann was named president of Emerson’s Camco business. In 1995, he became president of Emerson Appliance Motors. In 1996, Lindemann was promoted to chairman and chief executive officer of the Emerson Motor Company. He was named a senior vice president of Emerson in 1999 and became the business leader of the motors and appliance components business. He was promoted to executive vice president and named an advisory director in 2000.
Lindemann is a member of the board of directors of Cass Information Systems, The CEO Forum and the St. Louis chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Lindemann served in the U.S. Navy from 1974 to 1977. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri and an MBA degree from Duke University.